Two Sydney men – including an air cargo worker – accused of importing 156 kilograms of pseudoephedrine
This is a joint press release between the Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Forces.
Two Sydney men have been charged in connection with the 2020 seizure of 156 kilograms of pseudoephedrine, following Operation Ironside.
An AFP investigation into the activities of an air cargo employee suspected of using his role to inform several criminal syndicates of law enforcement interest in inbound shipments, resulted in the execution of two search warrants on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
It is alleged that a Darling Point man, 51, who works in air freight, and a man from East Hills, 36, were involved in importing 156 kilograms of pseudoephedrine in rolls of cloth from India via air cargo, which was seized. by Australian Border Force officers in October 2020.
On June 8, 2021, police executed search warrants at the homes of the East Hills man and the Darling Point man.
Approximately 15,000 cash and several electronic devices were seized from the East Hills home, while a cell phone was seized in the search warrant at Darling Point.
The two men were arrested at their home and charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled precursor, pseudoephedrine, in violation of section 307.11 of the Criminal Code (Cth).
The maximum penalty for this offense is 25 years imprisonment.
The 36-year-old East Hills man is scheduled to appear in central local court today (June 16, 2021).
The Darling Point man, 51, is scheduled to appear in central local court on August 4, 2021.
Police did not rule out further charges for the men.